How Can I Help A Person Who Has OCD?

Q:
How can I help a person who has OCD?

A:
If one of your family member, friends or your loved one has obsessive-compulsive disorder, your support will help improve their symptoms. Here are some tips for you:

  • Suggest the person to accept a professional diagnosis
  • Don’t blame or scold the person
  • Create a supportive environment for the person
  • Try distracting the person when he or she has obsessive thoughts
  • Encourage the person when he or she is taking some steps
  • Learn ways to reduce stress and encourage the person to have a try

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.